2 Stanford students file class action lawsuit in college admissions case


Two current Stanford University students have filed a class-action lawsuit against eight universities mentioned in a $25 million college bribery case filed by the Justice Department. The students, Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, are seeking more than $5 million in damages in the suit, stating that “unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission.”

Olsen and Woods state they both had high SAT and ACT scores and paid application fees of $80 and $85 respectively to Yale and the University of Southern California, for what they said was ultimately not a fair admissions process. They both also stated their degrees from Stanford will have less value “because prospective employers may now question whether she was admitted to the university on her own merits, versus having parents who were willing to bribe school officials.”


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